- Sujoy Ghosh quit as Goa fest jury chief
- Nude will not be screened at the Goa festival
- "I wept when I saw Nude," says Sujoy Ghosh
Of his resignation, Sujoy, who has directed films like Jhankaar Beats (2003), Home Delivery: Aapko... Ghar Tak (2005), Aladin (2009) and the Kahaani series, told news agency IANS: "I've resigned from the chairmanship of the IFFI jury after this (the unceremonious exclusion of the two films). At the moment, I cannot say anything more."
Of the two films, that are removed from the list, Sujoy Ghosh said: "They are both very accomplished films. Nude is such a poignant and heartbreaking film. I wept when I saw it."
Nude is about a nude model's dilemmas while S Durga, originally titled Sexy Durga is described as a film about how obsessiveness and worship can degenerate in a patriarchal society into a mentality of oppression and abuse of power.
Pihu by Vinod Kapry is now listed as the opening film for the festival.
(With inputs from IANS)